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Maybe Big Government Just Needs Fine Tuning


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MAYBE BIG GOVERNMENT JUST NEEDS FINE-TUNING

Robert Kuttner's column ("Rewrite the regulatory rulebook--don't tear it up," Economic Viewpoint, Jan. 23) illustrates that government regulation can be circumspect and creative. Too often, our bureaucracy fails to develop adaptable, responsive, and market-sensitive rules. Instead, what U.S. businesses end up confronting are one-size-fits-all mandates that are the product of agencies that don't consider the costs of regulation along with the supposed benefits.

Bruce A. Gates

Chairman

Project Relief

Falls Church, Va.

Editor's note: Project Relief is a coalition of businesses, think tanks, and individuals interested in regulatory reform. Gates also serves as vice-president for public affairs of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Assn.


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